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today the light in the roof inside my 2007 magentis turns on when i drive into a tunnel and it gets dark outside.the light switch is on automatic.
it is not possible to turn off the light with the off-button.
is this normal?
 

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No it is not normal.
You may have a faulty door switch and the system thinks a door is ajar.
 

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No it is not normal.
You may have a faulty door switch and the system thinks a door is ajar.
If he wouldn't have thrown in the 'dark or tunnel' issue, this might be the case, but a door switch wouldn't cause this.

You need to look at the wiring schematic with the photo-eye in the center top of the dash. Checking on all grounds and secure connections.
 

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Hi. I bought an 08 Optima, used, from the USA. I live in Ghana. I had a similar problem. There are about 3 wires feeding the interior light unit I think. i disconnected one and it stopped. I have since sold the car so cannot verify which wire, but it stopped and all was working correctly.
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Hi. I bought an 08 Optima, used, from the USA. I live in Ghana. I had a similar problem. There are about 3 wires feeding the interior light unit I think. i disconnected one and it stopped. I have since sold the car so cannot verify which wire, but it stopped and all was working correctly.
K
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My optima was an LX 4cyl without the auto headlamp switch but the interior lights would come on when i switched the headlamps on so I doubt it has anything to do with the photo sensor on the dash.
K
 
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